Why is the recommended Mari Version different than the minimum required Mari Version ?

The Main MARI Application changes with every version. While Extension Pack will make use of the latest features available,

in order to ensure users with older MARI versions can still run Extension Pack, certain features might not be available.

Below is a list of features that react differently between Mari Versions

  • Display of Node Properties for Gizmos and Smart Masks in Layerstack

When using MARI 4.5 or higher Smart Masks will display their properties within the Layerstack.

This option is not available in Mari 4.1 or 4.2.

To edit your Smart Mask in Mari 4.1 and 4.2 you will have to open the Smart Mask Node Properties from the Nodegraph

  • Multi-Output Support on Nodes

When using MARI 4.5 all Extension Pack Tools will be fully aware of Nodes with multiple Output Ports.

In Mari 4.1 and 4.2 Extension Pack Tools will always default to the first Output Port

  • Blurring of Input Images

Several Extension Pack Nodes allow you to blur image data.

Blurring of Image data requires Mari 4.6v2 or higher

  • Installation of additional shelf content

Extension Pack ships with a collection of included Grunge and Imperfection Textures as well as Material Presets that get added to the standard Mari Shelf.

Automatic installation of this shelf content requires Mari 4.5 or higher.

If you are using a version earlier than 4.5 you can find

    • the textures inside your /Scripts/MariExtensionPack_5R3/Resources/Textures Folder.

You will then have to manually load them into Mari via the image manager.

    • the material presets inside the /Scripts/MariExtensionPack_5R3/Resources/MaterialPresets Folder.

You will then have to manually load them into Mari via e.g. the Nodegraph Right Mouse Click / Load Material Function.

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